Lagares went 0 for 2 at the plate and had to come out prior to the beginning of the fifth inning. The hitless performance gives him a .281/.321/.382 line with four home runs, 47 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 416 at-bats.
Ramirez has been on fire at the plate lately, going 9 for 17 over his last five games. He has hit .278/.362/.445 with 13 home runs, 69 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Shoemaker described the strain as "very mild," but the team will move ahead cautiously. He could make one more regular-season start if he recovers well enough over the next several days.
Smith is just 1 for 23 over his last seven games. He has hit .266/.367/.444 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 414 at-bats.
Benoit has been out since Aug. 26 while recovering from a shoulder injury. He owns a 1.58 ERA and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.
Castellanos fouled a ball off his left foot in Monday's game, and the team has decided to let him rest the injured foot Tuesday rather than risk further injury. The third baseman has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.
Shoemaker underwent an MRI Tuesday to determine the cause of the discomfort on his left side. He's day-to-day and questionable to make his next scheduled start Saturday.
"It was either wait it out or stretch it out or get surgery and get it removed. It shouldn’t be a long recovery, but I think this is the best way to go," Johnson said.
Johnson has spent the season in the minors, posting a 6.23 ERA in 47 2/3 innings at three different levels, with most of his action coming with Triple-A Norfolk.
"I'm good to go," Soto said Tuesday.
Soto hasn't played since leaving Friday's game due to back spasms. He has hit .211/.250/.316 in 57 at-bats.